The other day children #’s 2, 4, and I were at an amusement park. We were excited to find that my favorite water ride was finally open, after almost 2 years of being closed! Yay! We got in line, and no sooner than we did, than a boy between 10 and 12 years of ageContinue reading “Things to Teach: Honesty”
Category Archives: Parenting
Great Dad Quotes
“This too shall pass” is something my dad often said to me, especially after another child had bullied me, or even after a tough day. I didn’t realize that it came from the Bible until recently. 2 Corinthians 4: 17-18. As a child, it was scarce comfort, but as I have aged (and grown upContinue reading “Great Dad Quotes”
Today was not a great day. I had high hopes for it, but alas, here we are. I got super frustrated when I got more unhelpful advice regarding our housing situation. Then, I was going to take Child #3 to get blood work done at the hospital when I looked over at his legs andContinue reading “Challenges”
What Do You Want Out of Life?
What is it you dreamed of when you were a child? Did you wish to be an astronaut? A dancer? A painter? A doctor, perhaps? Or maybe a parent? I was thinking about this today, as my oldest is struggling some with life choices. She is working at a fast food restaurant, yet she isContinue reading “What Do You Want Out of Life?”
Mental Health Prayers
Please pray for another of my babies who is having some mental health concerns. Thank you and God bless, Rita
Things to Teach: Kindness
Today Children #’s 1, 2, & 4 visited a Halloween-based theme park. We got there about 45 minutes after the park opened and it was crowded! Apparently, many people had the same idea to visit! We knew it would be crowded, so we tried to go with the flow. At the first open space, IContinue reading “Things to Teach: Kindness”
A new schoolyear brings many challenges. Child #3 is entering their second year of high school and there are new things happening. So, I wanted to offer a bit of advice. Be there for your children. Listen and watch for signs that something isn’t right. Talk to them and let them know that you areContinue reading “Mental Health”
You’re Mean…I Love You!
Yesterday (and yes I apologize for not writing on my scheduled Thursday!) I was hanging out with my two oldest kiddos. Child #1 hugged Child #2, who immediately struggled to get away. Child #1 then said to Child #2 “You’re mean …I love you!” Now if that doesn’t sum up their entire relationship, I don’tContinue reading “You’re Mean…I Love You!”
Six Word Story #15
New focus. No longer a dog!
Just wanted to let you know that child #1 came home today. Praised be Jesus Christ Our Lord, now and forever amen! Thank you for keeping us all in your thoughts and prayers! We are navigating new territory here, trying for an adult relationship. I have many unbreakable rules (the first being absolutely no satanismContinue reading “Answered Prayers”